Palestinian ex-prisoner died after struggling with cancer

Days of Palestine - Jerusalem

The Palestinian ex-prisoner Mohamad Salah al-Din, 20, from the town of Hizma, east of occupied Jerusalem, was martyred Monday, after a long struggle with cancer, which he contracted in the prisons of the Israeli occupation.

In a statement, The Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs Authority said that the Israeli occupation authorities released the prisoner, Salah El-Din, several months ago, after the disease became widespread in his body, and they did not provide him with the necessary treatments during his detention but rather practiced intentional and real medical negligence against him.

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It explained that the Israeli occupation released the prisoner, Salah El-Din, after making great legal efforts to that end, due to his serious health condition.

The head of the commission, Major General Qadri Abu Bakr, held the Israeli occupation authorities and the management of their prisons fully responsible for the life of the martyr ex-prisoner Salah El-Din, against whom a premeditated medical crime was committed that led to his death.

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Meanwhile, the Prisoner Club in a statement also mourned the ex-prisoner martyr Salah El-Din, and said that he is added to a long list of freed prisoners who died after their release as a result of diseases afflicted as a result of the systematic occupation policies against the prisoners, which aim to slowly kill them, especially the policy Medical negligence "slow killing."

It added that the martyrdom of Salah al-Din comes at a time when hundreds of prisoners in the Israeli occupation prisons are suffering from chronic diseases, including cancer, and in light of the announcement of more cancer cases among them recently.

Salah El-Din was arrested in April 2019, and the Israeli occupation sentenced him to two years in prison, and in July 2020, it was announced that he had cancer while he was in captivity.

It is noteworthy that about 700 Palestinian prisoners in the occupation jails are sick, 280 of whom suffer from severe and chronic diseases, and among them more than 12 prisoners suffering from various cancerous diseases.


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